What are the most laid back nursing jobs? - page 2

Hi, I am curious to find out if you don't want to work your rear end off or deal with a lot of blood etc... What areas of nursing would you all suggest to focus on?... Read More

  1. by   CaLLaCoDe
    Float Pool! Naw, just wish others realized how hard it is to float to an area you're not used to, especially a higher acuity floor!

    Psych easy?!!! Gosh, the times I have Pscych patients on Tele I'm spending my time reorienting myself to how mentally well am I really!???

    ED easy?!! Perhaps this explains why ED nurses like to work 6 nights straight! LOL
  2. by   ray2512
    I dont think there are any laid back nursing jobs, but you might consider hospice.
  3. by   Jo Dirt
    Depending on the type of patient you have private duty nursing is probably the most laid back job a person could have.
    My current patient is very easy, and our jobs consist mostly of laying around on the couch eating and watching television.
    Of course it has its headaches, such as you have to deal with family issues, but it's nothing like the stress of acute care hospital nursing.
  4. by   mytoon38
    I would have to agree with the other poster that said Psych. I was totally burned out from working tele and med-surg for so many years. I went and got a job at a private psych hospital. We rarely ever have to do take-downs, because we only get voluntary patients! I love it and it is the easiest job I've ever had! Contrary to what I thought, the pay is really great too!:spin:
  5. by   jojotoo
    School nurse
    Cruise ship nurse
    Employee health nurse
    Telephone triage nurse
    Nurse educator
    Doing H&Ps for insurance companies
    Working for the BON
    Chart review for insurance company
    Radiology intervention nurse
  6. by   RN1989
    Most prisons do not provide the standard of care that the free world community gets. It is not the fault of the nurses but of the state/county/federal system involved as well as the individual prison institution. People are dying left and right in TX jails/prisons due to lack of medical care. Dallas County jails are currently under a lawsuit due to deaths related to lack of medical care. There are also some state prisons with possible suits pending. From what I have read on them - these people have valid issues and did not receive appropriate care.
  7. by   santhony44
    Office/clinic nursing can be laid back, depending on the individual office or clinic. There are docs out there who have their nurses working long hours for little pay and no benefits; others have it much easier. I've known of docs who expect their office nurses to do pretty much everything in the office.

    Someone mentioned telephone triage, school nurse, working for insurance companies. Sometimes those jobs are "laid back" and sometimes not. In telephone triage you don't have any physical contact and you work sitting down, but I would not call having sometimes 8-10 people waiting for you to call them laid-back. Some school nurses have several schools to cover. Sometimes doing "paperwork" jobs have expectations of how much you are supposed to get done in what period of time, and it may be a lot.

    A lot depends on the individual situation. It's really hard to generalize.
  8. by   RNperdiem
    The holy grail of nursing is a laid-back, well paying, satisfying, low stress career with great hours. Most of us are still searching.
  9. by   RN mom of 2
    Quote from jojotoo
    School nurse
    Cruise ship nurse
    Employee health nurse
    Telephone triage nurse
    Nurse educator
    Doing H&Ps for insurance companies
    Working for the BON
    Chart review for insurance company
    Radiology intervention nurse
    How do you get nurse educator positions? I love teaching. Do you need a BSN?
  10. by   mamunsey
    I am a school nurse, and I love it!! It is the most laid back job I have ever had. However, I only have 1 school with 450 middle school students. I have found that the students are not that hard to deal with, it is the parents that make your job frustrating! My administrater is great, and so is my supervisor, (she has 6 schools that she travels to weekly). I have worked the hospitals, and the Dr. offices, and I can't compare the stress levels, Iwas always stressed at those jobs, but not this one! School Nursing is the Bomb!
  11. by   anc33
    Quote from RN mom of 2
    How do you get nurse educator positions? I love teaching. Do you need a BSN?
    Most of the nurse educator positions I have seen (at the VA or our local teaching hospital) have required at least a MSN.
  12. by   anonymurse
    Quote from jojotoo
    Cruise ship nurse
    That would worry me, being out there in the middle of nowhere in one of those floating Petri dishes...
  13. by   firstyearstudent
    Post-partum

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